Welcome to the South Sound Indoor Playground Guide! We recommend calling ahead for current hours and specials for all of the spots listed below.
Even in the rainiest of weather, kids have energy to burn. Here are some options for running and jumping that don’t include puddles, some of these are even FREE at your local mall! You might also want to glimpse our Bouncy House Guide for additional options. Many of these locales offer birthday party packages and other special events like Parents’ Night Out.
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South King County
The Jungle Gym , Burien
Open Gym sessions Tuesday-Sunday at varying times, plus monthly date nights, camps, and parties. All Open Gym sessions are 1 hour long; $8/child, adults and babies 6 months and under FREE. Check our their Schedule page for more details.
Fred Meyer, Multiple Locations
Supervised kids’ play area for use while parents shop. Yes, you must remain in the store, and no, this is not your date night solution. On the other hand, if your shopping list consists of a People magazine and a pumpkin spice latte, I won’t tell!
Family Fun Center, Tukwila
Open daily (opening/closing times depend on day), except for special closures for private parties. FFC has a variety of indoor play areas. For smaller children (under 58” tall) Kidopolis is a fun play area where youngsters can climb, crawl and explore; admission is $5.50, socks required. Value packages are also available if you want to use multiple attractions. Check out the FFC Specials page or your Entertainment Guide for coupons. FFC is also frequently featured on Groupon.
Southcenter Mall Play Area, Tukwila
Recently remodeled play area with a rainforest theme. Located near the JcPenney’s mall entrance and conveniently situated near lots of kid friendly stores and the awesome family lounge area. The Food Court also boast family friendly eating areas. Open during mall hours.
Smaland at Ikea, Renton
Shop while your potty trained kids play in the ball pit! Smaland accepts children up to 15 minutes prior to Smaland closing. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-7:45PM, Sunday, 10:00AM-6:45PM.
Kent Commons Indoor Park, Kent
Indoor Park is a traditional outdoor playground brought inside the Kent Commons Gym! Play with toys, balls, and other playground equipment in a safe and dry environment. $2/visit on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 9:30AM-11:00 AM. Parent supervision required (max 3 children per adult).
The Metropolitan Gym, Kent
Gym facilities open to the public during select hours: Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday from 2:00PM-4:00PM, or Saturday 12:00PM-2:00PM for all ages. $11/ 1 hour and $13/ 1-2 hours; $2 discount for members.
Trampoline Nation, Federal Way
All ages fun on trampolines! Weekday open jump times begin at 4 PM, 10:30 AM on weekends. Check out their Hours page for more detailed info and special scheduling during school breaks. $11/first hour, $7/second hour. Sounds Fun Mom is proudly sponsored by Trampoline Nation! Tell them you heard it here first!
FWCC Come Play With Me, Federal Way
The Federal Way Community Center has an indoor play gym on Mondays and Fridays from 9:30AM-11:30 AM. Drop in and let your little ones jump in the inflatable bounce house and play with fun toys, while you enjoy free coffee, compliments of Poverty Bay. Parent participation is required.
The Commons Play Area, Federal Way
A FREE, brand new play space located just outside Macy’s. Open during mall hours, Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM-9:00PM, and Sunday, 11:00AM-6:00PM.
Auburn Gymnastics Center, Auburn
AGC offers Open Gym for almost everyone in their 18,000 square foot facility! Open Gym every Friday, 7:30PM-9:30 PM, $10, for school age kids and older! You can drop off your kids and have a fun evening to yourself! Tot Open Gym every Wednesday from 11:30AM-12:30PM, $5/child
Les Gove Park Indoor Park, Auburn
Bring your kiddos (ages 5 and younger) Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 AM-11:00 AM for socialization and fun! Balls, games, mats, riding toys, climbing toys and more provided! $2/child per session, $1/additional child. Maximum of 3 children per caregiver. Parent supervision required. Call ahead for holiday closures, periodic kids’ night out events, and other family fun!
The Outlet Collection Play Area, Auburn
A northwest themed soft play area near the Sam’s Club entrance to the mall. There is also a carousel near the Food Court. While the play area is often swamped, the mall itself is never crowded and easier to navigate than the large malls. Open during mall hours.
Peak Gymastics, Enumclaw
Play at their indoor facilities at various events throughout the week. On Wednesdays and Fridays from 12PM-2 PM, kids can play at the indoor park with parent supervision for $4/child. Parents’ Night Out n Fridays from 7:30 PM-10:30 PM, drop off ages 5 and up for $10/child. Kids’ Night is every Saturday from 7:00PM-10:00PM , $10/child ages 3 through 5th grade.
Roach Gymnastics, Sumner
Open Play on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1:00PM-3:00PM, $7/child. Parent supervision required.
Indoor Playground, Sumner
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-11:30AM, $3/child, everything set up with kids ages 1-5 in mind! There is music and lots of toys for a fun and safe play session. Parent supervision required; maximum 3 children per caregiver. Space limited to first 35 children. Located at the Robert Miller Gymnasium.
Indoor Play Time & Art on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 AM-11:30 AM, $2/child. Children enjoy small and large motor skill activities, art experiences, or group games. Planned activity every Tuesday at 10 a.m. Parent supervision required.
Award winning soft play and moving equipment for young children is featured at this indoor playground at the South Hill Mall. Open 10:00AM-9:00PM, Monday-Saturday; 11:00Am-6:00PM, Sunday. Admission is $10/chid, $8/siblings, 12 months and younger are free. There are lots of deals available for WiggleWorks, save with a multi-visit punch card, stopping in during Happy Hour, or getting a group rate with 5 or more friends. More details on specials, parties and events on their site.
Indoor Play Park, Puyallup
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 AM-11:30AM, $2/resident, $3/non-residents, $1/additional child, ages 5 and under. For the youngest of kiddos, Indoor Play Park has toys, tikes, climbing fun, and a chance to meet new friends! Adult supervision required.
South Hill Mall Play Area, Puyallup
Noah’s ark themed soft play area near Old Country Buffet
Tacoma Mall Play Area, Tacoma
A “Kidgit” themed play area near the food court, open during mall hours.
Odyssey One, Tacoma
Odyssey One has a large jungle gym soft play park for kids 10 years and younger, laser tag and an arcade! Admission is $5.95/ages 2 and up and $1.95/2 and under or free with a paying older child. Adults always free! Try to go early before the crowds and be sure to check your Entertainment Book for coupons.
Edgeworks Climbing, Tacoma
How about an indoor climbing facility? This is a great option for kiddos over age 6, but the facility offers climbing to anyone who wants to try it out! Day passes are $12 for students with access to 10,000 feet of vertical climbing space, with padded floors. There is also a 2nd floor viewing are and lounge, complete with party facilities. If your kiddos are really into it, you can sign up for classes, too!
Climb Tacoma, Tacoma
$10 for a student day pass. They also host birthday parties for all ages!
UPlay Town Center at Frog & Kiwi Cafe, University Place-Tacoma
An awesome wooden structure and a nice variety of ride on toys and quality, creative play things. Get a latte in the cafe and watch your little ones play! Open daily, but closed on weekends during private parties. First child $6.99, additional child $4.99. On Tuesdays and Thursdays after 2 Pm, only $2/chid. Play pass for $50 for 10 admissions (to be used anytime). Check out their Facebook page before you go for hours.
Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Downtown Tacoma
A recently updated and renovated museum that includes a variety of play areas for children of various ages, including an art space, water play, and lots of imaginative play. Admission is pay-as-you-will. Open Wednesdays-Sundays, 10:00AM-5:00PM, closed Tuesdays, Members only on Mondays, 10:00AM-5:00PM. Check out their site for awesome kids programs and Parents’ Night Out.
STAR Center, Tacoma
An urban adventure play era with three different sections. Day passes are $5/child. Open daily with a variety of play times. Check out their site for current hours. Ages 6 months-3 years, parents must supervise their child and remain with them at all times. Ages 4-12 years, parent must remain either with their child in the playground or wait outside the playground, in the designated viewing area. Children must be 44″ tall to play on the Urban Adventure Course. To beat the crowds, avoid the Childwatch Hours which s a supervised childcare time fro members’ kids using the facility. While not a bargain, many SFM readers recommend a STAR center membership, which includes many perks. Fees are based on a sliding scale and there is also a military discount.
Tiny Tots Indoor Playground, Lakewood
Kids will delight in the opportunity to run, jump, climb and explore in this safe environment, while creating fun with oodles of toys and space. Parents supervision required, maximum of three children per adult. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30AM-11:00Am, $2/child.
Discovery Village, Gig Harbor
Five play areas for children of all ages, including an indoor playground, Moon Sand Beach, The Village (imaginative play space for dramatic play), and Drawing Table. Open Monday-Saturday, 10:00AM-4:00PM, admission $8.50/12 months-12 years, $6.00/siblings, FREE for adults.
Imagination Station, Port Orchard
Indoor playground and children’s classes. Open Mondays-Fridays, 12:00PM-3:00PM, admission is $7/child, $5/siblings; first responders and teachers $6/child, $4/siblings. Parent supervision required. Date nights, preschool, and other programs available; detailed information on their site.
Play Kitsap, Bremerton
14 different fun activities for kids, including bounce house, play kitchen area, 21 foot tall slide, sports zone, play cars. Admission is good for the entire day! FREE/12 months and under and adults, $4/12-24 months, $8/24 months and up, $6/siblings, $1 off for active duty military. Open, Mondays, Tuesday, Fridays, 9:30AM-5:00PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30AM-7:00PM.
Charlie’s Safari, Lacey
22,000 square feet of indoor safari themed play, including a 2 story laser tag arena, huge arcade, play equipment and inflatables! Pride Rock Bounces for ages 5+, 3,000 square foot fully encased play structure, Big Game Hunt Lazer Tag (must be 4′ to play), Big Five Tykes Village (ages 1-4), and an arcade! Costs vary for each area from $6.95-$21.95. Check our their Pricing page for details. Open Mondays-Thursdays, 11:00AM-8:00Pm, Fridays, 11:00AM-9:00Pm, Sundays, 11:00AM-8:00PM. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for specials!
Black Hills Gymnastics, Lacey
Preschool Open Gym every Friday, 10:00AM-11:30AM, ages 6 and under, $7/child, $5 BHG students. Friday Night Open Gym every 1, 2, and 4th Friday of the month, 7:00PM-8:30PM, ages 6 and up, $7/child, $5/2nd child, $3/3rd child (siblings only). Parents’ Night Out and a variety of other programs featured on their site.
There’s no play area here, but there is lots to look at in the 185,000 square foot showroom. Your kids can feed the fish and stare at all the museum quality animal displays, huge aquariums, and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats. There is also an old-fashioned shooting gallery. Open Monday-Saturday, 8:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday, 9:00AM-7:00PM.
Hands on Children’s Museum, Olympia
While not specifically a playground, this excellent museum offers multiple exhibit galleries for play and exploration. There is an arts studio, building area, forest, farmer’s market, water play area, and climbing structure. Geared toward children ages birth to 10. Open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sundays & Mondays, 11:00AM-5:00PM. Outdoor Discovery Center closes at dusk. Admission (ages 1+) $10.95, Seniors (62+) $8.95, Military with ID, $8.95. Deals to the museum are featured on Groupon and Living Social, so keep your eyes peeled! Check out their awesome website for plenty of information for first time visitors.
Westfield Capital Mall, Olympia
An animal themed play area near JCPenney is open during mall hours. Reader Crystina says this mall has a lot to offer for the family, “A foam play area for tots, a family restroom with 4 or 5 changing stations, a kiddie potty next to the adults, foam toys & a movie playing, and nursing stations with curtains, plus there is a Chuck E Cheese for your older kiddos!”
Alley Oop Gymnastics, Tumwater
Indoor Playground on Fridays, 10:00AM-11:30AM during the school year for ages 6 and under. On Saturdays, 6:30PM-8:30PM, Open Gym for ages 12 and under for $13/child. On Fridays. 7:30-9:30 PM, Open Gym for ages 12 and older, $13/child.
For more options, check the Bounce House List for a complete list of bounce houses/inflatable indoor play places in the South Sound. I also have a list of malls with soft play areas. You’ll find both of those in the menu bar under, “Rainy Day Play!”